Jan 18, 2013 5:00am PST
from the giants. >> we are asking on "katie" are we a nation of cheaters starting with lance armstrong and the doping admission, and our tax runs, has cheating become our national pastime? or has it always been this way and now it is harder to find? america's cheating epidemic. we will talk about that today >> welcome back on friday morning. new developments in the hostage situation in algeria. cnn reports that the united states air force is evacuating hostages from the b.p. gas complex in algeria where a battle has been going on for two days. algerian officials say special forces killed 18 of the islamic militant kidnappers. six people from the plant have been killed and five americans have reportedly escaped. we got word this morning from the associated press algerian state news says 60 foreign hostages are unaccounted for and negotiations have resumed. >> new worries. the battery maker behind boeing 787 dreamliner supplies batteries to nasa. >> a new reason to be less worried of those airport scanners. jane king has the bloomberg business report. >> good morning, the body scanners a
Jan 18, 2013 6:00am PST
the world trade center bombing. >> lance armstrong finally confessed, sitting down with oprah and admitting doping after denying for a dozen years. >> my cocktail was only epo, not a lot, transfusions, and testosterone, all the fault and all blame falls on me. the criticism is pouring in. katie will join us with that criticism in the next half hour. >> students in the university of california system are relieved after the board said there would be no tuition hike next school year wrapping up three days of meetings in san francisco the governor attended and thanked supporters in helping to get the proposition 30 passed in november. the new budget planned for california will help the system avoid tuition increases but he says the system needs a lot more restructuring. >> the model of higher education is broken. that's absolutely true. going forward, what we do about it, what kind of design change is feasible, that remains to be seen. >> it is the second straight year of no tuition increases after the system raised fees every year from 2006 to 2011. >> man is suing a bay area hotel after he wa
Jan 18, 2013 11:00am PST
racing organization that helped him dope. >> lance armstrong said he did not feel he was doing anything wrong and did not feel bad about it. >> the definition of cheat is against a foe that they don't have, and i didn't do it that way. i viewed it as...as a level playing field. >> a cyclist who is not satisfied. >> we have not scratched the surface even. oprah isn't an expert on the ins and outs of cycling and what happens with the antidoping. authorities agree. the hard questions have not been answered. the world antidoping agency wants armstrong to confess under oath. the international cycling union wants him to testify before their commission on doping, and the international olympic committee says he should happened over evidence of the doping. the question is: will any of it help? >> he has to lay it out there, publicly and privately, with the agencies, then he will have a chance to get in the public eye. >> armstrong is facing multiple lawsuits, having to do with the fraud, and legal experts say the confession could open him up to more. >> thank you very much, katie. coming up on "
Jan 15, 2013 4:00pm PST
buy pack program is underway. >> and lance armstrong coming clean with oprah but officials are saying it's not nearly enough. >> i'm michael finney. finding a perfect tv before the big dame.Ìtm -- game. i'll show you which can make it feel you're you're sit >>> happening now in marin county a gun buy back program is underway. >> mark matthews joins us live in novato one of five locations in the county. mark? >> they've run out of money fismt buy back locations. let's start in marin city. deputies admitted they had no idea how many people would show up. it includes a rifle and an ak 47. >> i brought in an the ak. >> really? >> yes. >> i bought it in the clinton era because they were banning assault weapons but this is like, 20 years ago. i've had a change in my fell loss fi about guns. i wanted to get rid of it. =glifornia.w it was illegal in >> what do you think of the ban being proposed? >> i'm for it. >> he told me shootings in colorado and connecticut helped him change his mind. more assault weapons were turned in along with more than one sawed off shotgun. >> any weapons we do ta
Jan 15, 2013 5:30pm PST
off tonight. >> reporter: wearing a sports coat and looking calm, lance armstrong revised history, and admitted to oprah that he used performance enhancing drugs. >> i think the entire interview was difficult. i would say he did not come clean in the manner that i expected. >> reporter: it turns out he really was on more than just his bike. he's been accused of running up a doping bill investigators have pegged at more than $1 million. andy andy tauping officials describe a ghoulish list of medical enhancements -- blood transfusions, up to twice in three weeks during the tour, along with epo, testosterone, cortisone and an extract of calves blood called actovegin. ex-teammate floyd landis described in an abc news exclusive, a cloak and dagger strategy that even involved injecting drugs hidden in the team bus on the side of the road. >> and the blood would be taped on the wall or hung up at a certain level above your head so that gravity caused it to run in your veins and then you leave. >> reporter: landis was attacked by armstrong for his admission and he wasn't alone. armstrong
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the latest information from the firefighters right now and we will check with her ahead. >> lance armstrong comes clean, the admission he now is making and what it could >> abc7 news starts right now with live breaking news. >> at 5:29 we follow breaking news. a pier fire. >> amy joins us live from the scene. what have you learned, amy? >> i tried to figure if you can see anything. it is so dark i don't think you can. the fire is out on the water. it is pitch black. straight to the video you can see what was burning a few minutes ago. this is an old pier with a building on it, unoccupied for years. it is tough if firefighters to get there. they cannot reach the fire. so a fire boat just arrived. they do suspect this was set by someone. this is no electrical source out there and this has been e for years and maybe it was fishermen setting a warming fire or someone out to exit arson to be cruel. they will investigate that. no one was hurt. this was empty. firefighters have been spraying from the shore. the fire started after 3:00 this morning saying they believe the pier and the building on i
Jan 18, 2013 4:30am PST
. >> lance armstrong is not the only one to come clean, a san jose mother admits she made up a story of a man trying to get a toddler from her arms this week. and now, to san jose police headquarters with the stunning revelation. >> it is stunning. the mother of the little girl is not speaking this only but the father of the little girl is talking. he cannot believe she would make up such a story. the mother told police on tuesday that a stranger tried to kidnap her three-year-old daughter from her arms in front of her home on dayo court and told police he smelled like motor oil. it was a lie. the father who is in a custody battle with the mother over their two daughters says it is the latest in a string of lies. >> one of her friends, a nurse, asked her of a treatment she is receiving she came clean. >> the investigators started to push harder and decided to bring the mother in again and she finally confessed to making up the story. >> the big question is, why did she do it in the motive is not navyive. neighbors are relieved the kidnapping never happened but are upset. the san jose police w
Jan 14, 2013 6:00am PST
. sam has the upsidedown forecast. >>> new this morning -- is lance armstrong finally coming clean? he's said he's calm and ready to speak candidly.